Eddie Bernice Johnson
|Eddie Bernice Johnson|
|U.S. House, Texas, District 30|
|January 3, 1993-present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||21|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 3, 1992|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Appointed||Regional Director, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare|
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Texas State Senate|
|Texas House of Representatives|
|High school||A.J. Moore High School, TX|
|Bachelor's||Texas Christian University|
|Master's||Southern Methodist University|
|Other||Nursing certificate, St. Mary’s College at the University of Notre Dame|
|Birthday||December 3, 1935|
|Place of birth||Waco, Texas|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Endorsements
- 8 Analysis
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Johnson is running for re-election in 2012. She faces Barbara Mallory Caraway and Taj Clayton in the May 29 Democratic primary. According to Politico, Johnson is vulnerable in the primary this year.
Johnson passed the National Board Examination in Nursing and became the Chief Psychiatric Nurse at the VA Hospital in Dallas. Later, she served in the Texas House of Representatives and earned her bachelor's in nursing and master's in public administration. She went on to become a regional director for United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare before returning to politics.
- 1993-present: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1986-1992: Texas Senate
- 1977-1981: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare administrator
- 1972-1977: Texas House of Representatives
Johnson is a member of the following House committees:
- House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
- House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Ranking Member
Johnson's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Congresswoman Johnson supports helping lower and middle class families pay for college. Through the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, Congress and the Democratic Party increased college affordability for millions of students."
- The Environment
- Excerpt: "Congresswoman Johnson not only understands the environmental challenges that affect the residents of North Texas, but she also uses the means available to solve those problems. She knows firsthand that a healthy environment enhances the quality of our daily lives and that our local natural resources are critical in supporting tourism which is a key element of our local economy. "
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "Throughout her tenure in Congress, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has been a strong proponent of improving our nation's health care system and increasing health insurance coverage to include every American. On March 21, 2011, Congresswoman Johnson proudly cast her vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s historic health care reform measure, providing high quality, affordable health care for 6 million uninsured Texans. "
- Homeland Security, National Security, Veterans
- Excerpt: "Congresswoman Johnson is an ardent supporter of homeland security and a strong national defense."
- International Relations, Trade, Peace
- Excerpt: "Congresswoman Johnson is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in democracy, good governance, and human rights. She was one of the first members of Congress to visit Iraq and meet with the U.S. Armed Forces personnel stationed in Baghdad."
- Excerpt: "Throughout her tenure on the House Committee on Science and Technology, Congresswoman Johnson has introduced and amended dozens of bills and has worked to pass significant legislation, the most important of which is the America COMPETES Act which she co-authored. "
- Excerpt: "Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is the most senior Texan on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. As the former Chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment she continues to be a stalwart supporter of maintaining the economic promise of Dallas and North Texas through unwavering dedication to key components of the region’s transportation infrastructure..."
Johnson is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 30th District. She defeated state Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway and attorney Taj Clayton in the May 29 Democratic primary. She is running against Travis Washington, Jr. (R), Ed Rankin (L), Stephen Benavides (I), Paul Wehrmann (I), and Paul Izyk (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
According to Politico, Johnson's primary competition is serious this year. Both Caraway and Clayton are legitimate threats to the 10-term Johnson, and Clayton has raised significant funds and created a compelling ad. Additionally, national super PAC Campaign for Primary Accountability may launch an ad campaign against the incumbent. For her part, Johnson is emphasizing her endorsement from Barack Obama, important in a majority-black district.
Johnson has been targeted by the Super PAC Campaign for Primary Accountability. The Houston Chronicle reports that the PAC has targeted Johnson because she is a long-standing incumbent, her constituents are dissatisfied, and there is a capable challenger.
|Eddie Bernice Johnson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$228,053.23||$203,830||$(69,487.27)||$362,395.96|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$362,395.96||$97,560.50||$(87,379.27)||$372,577.19|
Johnson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $613,624 and spent $572,968.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 30th District, 2010 - Eddie Bernice Johnson Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$677,889|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$638,764|
|Top contributors to Eddie Bernice Johnson's campaign committee|
|American Council of Engineering Cos||$10,000|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$46,500|
In 2012, Johnson has been endorsed by the following:
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Johnson paid her congressional staff a total of $1,024,374 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Green's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,002 to $16,000. That averages to $8,501 which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.
Percentage voting with party
Johnson voted with the Democratic Party 92.2% of the time, which ranked 109 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.
Johnson has one child and three grandchildren.
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- Media coverage:
- Politico "5 incumbents facing primary fight," May 3, 2012
- Gov Track "Johnson" Accessed May 16, 2012
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 2, 2011
- Campaign website, Issues
- Democratic candidate list
- Unofficial Democratic primary results
- New York Times "In Democratic Primary, Taking On a Dallas Institution," April 26, 2012
- Houston Chronicle blog "Houston-based super PAC targeting more Texas incumbents," April 8, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Eddie Bernice Johnson's Summary Report," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Eddie Bernice Johnson April Quarterly," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Eddie Bernice Johnson Pre-Primary," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Open Secrets "Eddie Bernice Johnson 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011
- Campaign website
- LegiStorm, "Eddie Bernice Johnson," Accessed September 13, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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